National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Funding

RIDBC and the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support to people with disabilities, their families and carers. The focus of the NDIS is to give you choice and control over your disability support. This is provided through individualised funding to assist you to achieve your goals.

All eligible NDIS participants receive an individualised support plan. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) assists you and your family to develop this plan, taking account of personal goals and the specialist support required to achieve those goals. 

Disability Advocacy Finder
Find NDIS Appeals providers, state and territory advocacy providers, as well as National Disability Advocacy Program providers through the new online Disability Advocacy Finder, made available by the Department of Social Services. Access the Disability Advocacy Finder.
New Early Childhood Partners in NSW – What does this mean for families?

The NDIA has announced the appointment of new early Childhood Partners in NSW.

This means that families are no longer able to come to RIDBC for their ECEI /NDIS planning meetings, plan review meetings or assistance in gaining access to NDIS. Families now need to seek assistance from the New Early Childhood Partners in NSW, to gain access to NDIS funding to be able to financially support your child’s hearing and vision needs.

RIDBC will continue to provide services and support families. The only change families should experience is who they will complete their NDIS planning meeting with. RIDBC will be continuing within their service capacity supporting families with vision and hearing loss.

For more information on ECEI appointments read this page.

Useful NDIS Resources